Health insurance for insulin pump consumables.


I am looking for an advise on health insurance for someone who is coming to Switzerland with insulin pump.

Can someone with experiences, possibly on insulin pump let me know what to look for, what is covered by insurance as well as what to avoid?

Thank you very much in advance!

Here is the Valais Diabetes Association.

And some diabetes specialists…nton-of-valais

Thank you very much!!

I've been using an insulin pump for many years now. You will probably need a prescription from your doctor, but my pump, the consumables and the insulin are all covered by the basic insurance (LAMAL), minus of course the normal deductibles.

My pump (Medtronic) is paid through a leasing process, so I pay a regular rate every 3 months which covers the cost of the pump and consumables, which I have to order directly with Medtronic. I don't think you can get the consumables in a pharmacy. I've found the customer service at Medtronic to be good and efficient. The phone calls are answered promptly without long waits. The consumables take about 5 working days to be delivered, as they all come from a warehouse in the Netherlands, though if there's an emergency they have a small local stock which can be delivered overnight.